• Rocket Ayer Williams is the son of celebrity couple Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh.
• They named him after Elton John’s song ‘Rocket Man’ as a homage to their favorite singer.
• His father Pharrell is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer known for the single ‘Happy’.
• Rocket is 12 years old and is the older brother to triplets born in 2017.
• Pharrell has an estimated net worth of over $200 million.
Who is Rocket Ayer Williams?
Rocket Ayer Williams was born under the zodiac sign of Scorpio on 15 November 2008, in the USA; he is only known as the first child of the celebrity couple Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh. They named their son after Elton John’s song “Rocket Man“, as a homage to their favorite singer. In one of his interviews, Pharrell said that he gave a name to his son as Native Americans give to their children, with some important meaning, so he wants his son to ‘reach the sky’ as the rocket flies.
Family and education
Rocket is being raised by his parents, in their luxury house in the Laurel Canyon, a mountainous neighborhood in the Holywood Hills region of Santa Monica, which his father bought in 2015.
Rocket Ayer is an older brother to triplets, who were born in January 2017, however, there is no information about their names and gender; their parents have made the decision to keep them away from the media’s attention.
As of September 2021, Rocket is a high school student.
Who is Rocket’s father?
Pharrell Williams, Rocket’s father, was born under the zodiac sign of Gemini on 5 April 1973, in Virginia Beach, USA. He is an American singer, songwriter and record producer, perhaps mostly known by his worldwide famous single “Happy“, which was released in November 2013, as a lead single for the soundtrack album for the movie “Despicable Me 2“,which has since gained more than 800 million views on YouTube.
Pharrell was raised in Virginia by his parents Carolyn who was a teacher, and Pharoah who was a handyman; he has two younger brothers, Cato and Psolomon. also older half-brothers David and Pharaoh Junior, and two older half-sisters Hope and Carrie.
Pharrell attended Princess Anne High School, and upon matriculating in 1991, he enrolled at Northwestern University, however, after two years he dropped out of college.
While he was in high school, he met Chad Hugo; they became friends and eventually formed a production duo The Neptunes; they’ve produced songs for various hip hop and R&B artists, and in 1999, they also formed the band N.E.R.D., with the drummer Shay Haley.
Pharrell released his debut album entitled “In My Mind” in 2006, which was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2007 Grammy Awards. He collaborated on a few songs with Gwen Stefani, JAY-Z, Snoop Dogg, and Kanye West, and the album has sold over two million copies around the world.
In 2013, his popularity grew after the release of his single “Happy”, and in the same year, he was featured on the single “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk; this brought him a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and a Record of the Year Award.
He released his second album “Girl”, in the following year, on which he had a duet with Justin Timberlake, and another with Alicia Keys.
As a producer, Pharrell has worked with Madona, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Gwen Stefani; in 2013, he was nominated for a Producer of the Year Award. In total, Pharrell has had 48 award nominations, and has won 13 Grammy Awards for his collaborations as a producer on albums of various artists.
Pharrell is also a designer; he has co-designed a series of jewelry items and eyewear for Louis Viton, and with the Japanese fashion icon Nigo, he created brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream; he also created a line of sunglasses for Moncler. He has a long-term partnership with Adidas, and in 2020, he launched the skin-care brand Humanrace.
Pharrell is known as someone who cares about his style, so it isn’t a surprise that he was named Best Dressed Man in the World by the magazine “Esquire” in 2005.
He has often mentioned his son as the inspiration behind his work, so he devoted his song “Rocket’s Theme“ to him; according to posts on his Instagram profile, Pharrell is a good father who spends his spare time with his family, and especially with his son Rocket. One of Pharrell and Rocket’s favorite activities is skateboarding, which they enjoy together.
Who is Rocket’s mother?
Helen Lasichanh, Rocket’s mother, was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 22 July 1980, in the USA; although she is of Laotian and Ethiopian descent, Helen holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is Black. She is an American model and fashion designer, but perhaps known best as the wife of Pharrell Williams.
She attended a local high school at which she was a successful volleyball player, and upon matriculating in 1998, she enrolled at St. Thomas University, from which she graduated in 2002.
Helen and Pharrell were friends for a long time before they started dating, and although Helen had a boyfriend when she met Pharrell, this didn’t stop him from trying to make out with her.
When she was a guest of Oprah’s show, she talked about how Pharrell was persistent and determined to win her love, and she was playing a hard-to-get girl, though she enjoyed his attention.
The two of them dated for several years, and married on 12 October 2013, in Miami, Florida; they both wore tartan from head to toe at their wedding. Helen had a voluminous dress with golden necklaces, and he had a red suit and white shirt with a black bowtie. They had a mini-concert, thanks to Usher and Busta Rhymes, and special guest was their son Rocket Ayer, who was four years old at the time.
As of September 2021, it seems as the two are still a happily married couple, with their four children.
Age, height, and net worth
Rocket Ayer is 12 years old, he has curly blonde hair and brown eyes, however, there is no information about his height and weight.
Pharrell Williams is 48 years old, he is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, and weighs around 155lbs (70kgs); he has brown hair and brown eyes, and his body type is slim.
Helen Lasichanch is 41 years old, she has long brown hair and dark brown eyes; is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall, and she weighs about 132lbs (60kgs).
As of September 2021, there is no information about Rocket’s and Helen’s net worth, however, Pharrell’s net worth has been estimated at over $200 million.